This Chinese teadust glazed teapot made 50,000 in Durrow.
A Chinese teadust glazed teapot estimated at just 50-150 made 50,000 at the Sheppards Asian sale in Durrow, Co. Laois on December 16. Bought by a telephone bidder from Beijing it was from the same Co. Carlow collection as a blue and white Qianlong vase which made 110,000 at Sheppards in March. That had carried a top estimate of 150.
A Co. Carlow family inherited the porcelain collection from two sisters who emigrated to the US in the 1940’s. The women, now dead, returned to live in Ireland with a collection acquired from shops and markets over many years. It is understood they collected the pieces for their decorative value and paid nominal prices.
The greenish teapot carries the incised four-character sealscript reign mark of Yongzheng to the base. At the same Sheppards sale a bright green glazed chrysanthemum dish made a hammer price of 31,000 and a Chinese blue and white bowl with a seal-script reign mark of Qianlong in underglaze blue to the base made 16,500. Both pieces came from the same Co. Carlow family and each one was estimated at 50-150 euro.
A total of 265 out of 271 lots sold in the third day of the Sheppards sale, which attracted nearly 400 0n-line bidders. The chrysanthemum dish went to a private collector from Dublin who was in the room.
SEE Qianlong Vase makes record price in Durrow in Collecting Backgrounder.
This bright green glazed chyrsanthemum dish made 31,000 in Durrow.
This blue and white bowl made 16,500 at Sheppards in Durrow.